Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

Approved alternative solutions

Some specific types of buildings need considerations that makes them fall outside the scope of normal alternative solutions for the fire safety design.

The following type of buildings are examples that have an approved alternative solution developed, to meet additional requirements outlined.

  • Fire stations
    Responsible agency: Fire and Emergency New Zealand
  • Prisons
    Responsible agency: Department of Corrections
  • Schools (additional requirements on top of the building code)
    Responsible agency: Ministry of Education